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    January 2, 2013
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all right, all right, brother the i've will holler at you in a week or so. >> it really made my day. it really truly made my day. the card says -- dear mr. hubert. i know you are not my real father. but you the closest father figure i have had in a long type. you don't know how much you mean to me. you have helped me by giving me my life back. this father's day card is nowhere close to what i owe you for giving me back my life and self-esteem. happy father's day. love sean p. >> i just really thank god for coming to jail, honestly. if it's -- it's bad to say that. but jail saved my life.
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right now on "first look," the house approves a budget deal, the fiscal cliff is averted. the deficit expected to grow by $4 trillion, president obama headed back to his hawaiian vacation. contentious cliff talks had one leader telling off another in the crudest of terms. penn state fights back. the mummers are out in full force, and some residents in colorado are enjoying the new legal pot dens. good morning, i'm bill karins, the house has finally given approval to the bill to undo the effects of the fiscal cliff. in the 11th hour, the house voted 256 to 167 in favor of the bill to stop middle class tax increases. soon after, president obama reacted to the compromised bill. >> under this law, more than 98% of americans and 97% of small businesses will not see their income taxes go up. millions of families will
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continue to receive tax credits to help raise their kids and send them to college. companies will continue to receive tax credits for the research they do, the investments they make and the clean energy jobs they create. 2 million americans are out of work with, but out there looking and pounding the pavement every day will continue to receive unemployment benefits as long as they're actively looking for a job. i'm very open to compromise. i agree with democrats and republicans that the aging population and the rising cost of health care makes medicare the biggest contributor to our deficit. i believe we have to find ways to reform that program without hurting seniors who count on it to survive. and i believe that there's further unnecessary spending in government that we can eliminate. but we can't simply cut our way to prosperity. i will not have another debate
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with this congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they have already wracked up through the laws they passed. let me repeat. we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government time to pay these bills on time, the result will be catastrophic. hopefully we will focus on seeing if we can put a package like this together with a little bit less drama, a little less brinksmanship, not scare the heck out of folks quite as much. >> the president doesn't want to scare us quite as much. nbc's tracie potts is on capitol hill. that was a new year's day to remember. >> it was. it was just in time for many americans who were concerned for tax rates going up.
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couples who make $450,000 or more will have higher tax rates here. you heard the president also talking about or eluding to the debt ceiling, that's a fight the congress still has to deal with, as the president made reference to paying those bills we already incurred. john boehner was able to gather together 85 votes in favor of this bill, overwhelmingly passed in the stat. not as much -- most republicans voted against it in the house. in the end they were able to get it past. not mentioned as much but something that limb pact a lot of paychecks, remember that 2% payroll tax cut we enjoyed in the past year? that's not a part of this bill. payroll taxes going back up 2%. you will feel that in your checks starting this month. >> thanks. here's a recap of how the drama played out on your new year's day holiday. after the ball dropped around 2:00 a.m., the senate passed a
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deal. 30 minutes later, the president released a statement praising the agreement. around noon yesterday, vice president biden meets with the house democratic caucus and tries to sell the deal. then the gop convenes, and we are learn that republicans may be staging a revolt, they want to add about $330 billion in spending cuts to the bill. now let's take it to 5:30 p.m. the house gop meets again. by now, the senate has warned them. they will not entertain amendments, sure enough gop opposition can't gather enough support to pass those amendments any way, which brings us to last night. after 11:00 p.m., house members vote on the senate member as is. they approve it 257-167 sending it to the president's desk. it's interesting to note, 16 house democrats voted against the measure, 85 house
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republicans voted for it. behind the scenes, the level of tension between the party leaders extremely high, devolving to nasty name calling. last week reid tocommented on boehner, and yesterday boehner told reid to go blank yourself. he even repeated the comment and bragged about it later. secretary of state hillary clinton remains hospitalized this morning for a blood clot behind her right ear. her doctors say she'll make a full recovery, there's no neurological damage. this type of blood clot is rare and can be very dangerous. robert bazell with more including important warning signs you need to know. >> reporter: the type of blood
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clot that struck mrs. clientntos potentially dangerous. it formed in a vein on the surface of the brain. the vein carries blood to the heart and lungs. the big danger is that the clot could grow larger, causing blood to back up into the brain causing a stroke. doctors prevent that with blood thinners that slowly dissolve the clock. once the clot was discovered, mrs. clinton would have gotten an iv drip with a blood thinner replaced a few days later with a pill form. the entire time doctors would be watching her closely, usually in the icu. >> you're answering the patient to make sure they're stable. >> reporter: concussions have gotten attention as sports injuries among children, but mrs. clinton's case is a reminder they can happen to anyone. whether the danger is a rare blood clot near the brain or
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bleeding inside the brain, anyone suffering a concussion should seek immediate medical care days or weeks afterwards if they experience a bad headache, weak or numb limbs, vomiting or nausea or slurred speech. m mrs. clinton reportedly has no neurological damage, which gives her an excellent chance for full recovery. now here's your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. in the wake of the connecticut cool shootings, the journal news published a map of residents with gun permits. now the paper has hired armed guards to protected its offices and staff. last night house republican leaders angered new york lawmakers by deciding not to vote on an aid package for victims of superstorm sandy.
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peter king called it inexcusable and indefensible. we cannot walk away from our responsibilities. a new poll found that 77% of americans say that the way politics works in washington is causing serious arm to the country. as we mentioned, president obama is on board air force one this very moment headed back to hawaii to rejoin his family on vacation. if you're wondering what it cost to ply air force one from andrews air force base to hawaii one way, the answer, $1.8 million. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. now it's back to work and back to school for millions of us across the country. let me get you up the date and out the door with the weather forecast it was cold over the holiday yesterday it remains that way in many spots. very cold. one of the coldest mornings we've seen in areas yet like boston, with a windchill of 5. not much better from chicago to the plains.
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there's not much rain or snow out there. it's a quiet day. only a little bit of rainfall headed up through the carolinas. we got soaked yesterday northern alabama, mississippi, tennessee. it will be much better today. still cloudy, but at least to the rainy and wet. no big winter storms for the first time in a while that will be headed across this nation. we will be relatively storm-free heading into the upcoming weekend. if you're in virginia beach down to beautiful portions of the outer banks of north carolina, a little bit of wet weather and rain from now until 8:00, 9:00 a.m. then it will be gone. a look at your wednesday forecast, the start of a quiet weather pattern from coast to coast. cool and chilly on the west coast, but sunny. middle of the nation cold and chilly. overall looking like a nice return to work and school at least weather-wise for millions of us. sandy hook students prepare to go back to school. penn state fights back with a major lawsuit against the ncaa and a member of the paparazzi
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welcome back. some stories making news this morning. a lawsuit is being filed in federal court over sanctions filed against penn state in the wake of jerry sandusky's sexual abuse case. pennsylvania governor tom corbett is suing the ncaa because part of the $60 million fine would be used to finance child abuse prevention grants outside of the state of pennsylvania. in alaska, no signs of a leak from that oil drilling ship that went aground monday in a severe storm near kodiak island. the rig is carrying 140,000 gallons of diesel and 12,000 gallons of lube oil and hydraulic fluid. in los angeles, police say a celebrity photographer was killed while shooting pictures of justin bieber's white ferrari sports car. bieber was not in the vehicle and the driver is not expected to be charged. and students who survived
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the december 14th shooting will be reunited with teachers and see their new school in a neighboring town. the students of sandy hook elementary school will start classes in the new building tomorrow. espn anchor hannah storm returned in front of the camera tuesday hosting the tournament of roses parade. you may recall last month she sustained first and second degree burns to her face, hands, chest and check in a propane gas grill accident outside her home in connecticut. storm lost roughly half her hair in the accident and wore extensions in the show. if your new year's resolution includes healthy living you may want to lose the diet and go for healthy holiday leftovers. a new study finds that extra weight can help you live longer. who are these people that do
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these studies? researchers say small amounts of fat makes the body more resilient during illness. thanks to congress, america's most successful earners will face their first major tax increase in 20 years. the budget did give stock markets around the globe a very positive boost from hong kong, india and britain markets were all trading on the upside. well, back home, one of the first in the nation's single serve plastic water bottles are now being banned from being sold in concord, new hampshire. the biggest gambling hub in the world continues to get bigger. casinos are boasting about rising 135 or a record $38 million. if you want to advertise for this year super bowl, you better hurry up. cbs has two spots left to sell. rates this year, staggering $3.8 million. that's only for 30 seconds. and some good news for the auto industry. sales of new cars and small trucks should break the 15 million mark for 2013 according to industry forecaster polk.
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the reason, an improving economy and consumers have more access to loans and lease details. now it's back to work today. you may have work a little more. experts are expecting 2013 to be more expensive than 2012. >> reporter: here's to hoping you make more money. dealnews.com came out with its list of things that may cost you more. we picked five and we'll start at the grocery store. dick rheinhart has been in the business for 50 years and hasn't seen so many factors come together to drive prices up. >> this was a perfect storm. basically the last three years. >> reporter: meat, poultry and dairy going up. >> we had a drought, corn crop was down. wheat crop was down. bread is made out of wheat. we feed our animals corn. >> reporter: usda expects the prices to go up around 4%. number two, no rain, less grain, that means at the very least
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cereal and breakery are going u. >> you're having greater demand. more people wanting the same basic resources that the world can provide. that is pushing commodity prices up. >> reporter: the cost of college is going up. >> we are also seeing diminished publish support for public institutions which is also forcing costs to go up. >> reporter: the college board advocacy center says in-state tuition will rise nearly almost 4%. shipping costs will go up, 4% to 5%. and health care premiums are on the rise, hiking up 6% by some estimations. marijuana club, mummers in full regalia. college football highlights. plus, a spectacular moment in the tournament of roses parade.
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here's your "first look" on some other news going on around america. some folks in colorado kicked off the new year in their own hazy way. pot dens are beginning to pop up less than a month after the governor signed a law allowing recreational marijuana use. the new legislation does not allow public consumption which is paving the way for the new indoor clubs. the mummers took their
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annual new year's day stroll in philadelphia decked out in colorful costumes. they put on a show for thousands along the parade routes. >> it's the first time they came down. their dad's in it for the first time. >> i think he's crazy. >> the mardi grasesque event is over 100 years old. it's believed to be the oldest fo folk festival in the country. >> wedding nuptials and family reunions were among the festivities in the 124th rose pole parade. a military man surprised his wife and child with a reunion, and there was also a wedding on top of the love float. and finally, thousands of thrill seekers took the dare to keep the new year's day tradition going. they charged the icy waters off coney island dressed in nothing more than their skivvies and a bathing suit for the annual polar plunge. the temperatures were in the 30s when the event began. well, new year's day college football.
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six big bowl games. let's take you to last night. the orange bowl no cinderella story here. pryor ran for two touchdowns as the seminoles easily beat illinois, 30-10. in the rose bowl, stanford ran for over 200 yards. they had to hold on for a 20-14 win over wisconsin. it was stanford's first win in the rose bowl in over 40 years. to orlando, capital one bowl, georgia's aaron murray threw one, two, three, four, make that five touchdown passes to beat nebraska 45-31. to the outback bowl, what turned out to be the game of the day. 11 seconds left. south carolina's dillon thompson connects on a 32-yard touchdown pass. they beat michigan 33-28. who was covering him? in the heart of dallas bowl, oklahoma state had five touchdown passes and embarrassed purdue 58-14. finally, the gator bowl, northwestern won its first bowl
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game since 1958. that was during the truman administration. the wildcats ended the longest losing streak with a 34-20 win over mississippi state. there's another college football game tonight. we start the bcs games. the sugar bowl in the superdome. new orleans, as number 3 ranked florida gators match up with number 21 ranked louisville cardinals. now another quick check of the forecast. if you're heading out in new england, snow is on the ground pretty much everywhere north of new york city. it's a cold morning for the kids at the bus stops. windchills are in the single digits. you will warm it up this afternoon. near freezing around new england, near freezing also for new york city. d.c. could get up to 51 by sunday. just ahead, jay-z gets his
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well, here's your doctor-prescribed daily dose of kardashian pregnancy news. get used to it. according to e news, kim has been having a craving for sushi. instead, though, kim's been good, eating a lot of carrots with ranch. when asked whether she wants a boy or a girl, kim replied to the politically correct i just want a healthy baby. >> don't expect classic '20s
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tubes for the great gatsby when it comes out in may as jay-z will be doing the score of the film. the rapper's music can be heard in the trailer for the film giving fans an idea of what we can expect. and finally 2013 is going to be a big year at the movies. some notables include the prequel to "the wizard of oz." "oz the great and powerful." the newest attempt at a superman movie with man of steel. the adaptation of a sci-fi classic "ender's game," with harrison ford in what will surely be a big pile of a money maker, the hunger games catching fire. i'm looking forward to iron man 3. i'm bill karins this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, "way too early" starts right now.